Name: Birth: Lucius Ceionius Commodus; Imperial: Imperator Caesar Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus
Lucius Verus (born December 15, A.D. 130, Lucius Ceionius Commodus) was younger brother by adoption and son-in-law of Marcus Aurelius as well as his co-emperor.
Lucius was adopted by the same man who adopted Marcus Aurelius, Titus Antoninus (later Pius). This adoption of both boys was at the insistence of the emperor Hadrian who was thwarted by death in his wish to appoint Lucius Verus' natural father as his heir. When Antoninus Pius died, he was succeeded by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus as Imperator Caesar Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus.
Lucius is described as having been extremely self-indulgent. He died in 169 on the march home from a campaign near Pannonia.
The Historia Augusta is the main source for information on the Roman emperor Lucius Verus.